Meet Our Team

Richard S. Holsman, PT, MAT, GCS
President & CEO


Richard S. Holsman, PT, DPT, MAT GCS 40QA00978900, is the President and CEO of Holsman Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, a clinic group practice of Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapists specializing in the treatment of adults and geriatrics located in Clifton, Kearny and Rahway, New Jersey. Mr. Holsman is the Director at Holsman Physical and Occupational Therapy. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Perpetual Help Rizal and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Boston University.

In addition to being a licensed Physical Therapist in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Holsman is also a board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is the owner of Holsman Healthcare, a healthcare staffing and consulting services company and Home Therapy LLC, a provider of therapy services in New York State.

Mr. Holsman is actively involved in the community, providing falls prevention and health promotion seminars to seniors in Northern New Jersey. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jesus Carillo, PT


Jesus Carillo is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Clifton location of Holsman Physical Therapy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at University of Perpetual Help in Manila Philippines. He has over 30 years of experience in sub-acute, rehabilitation, long term care as well as management and administration. He has spearheaded the over-all management and operations of the first Holsman clinic and has been very significant to the company’s growth and success.

Roslyn Batiancila, PT


Roslyn Batiancila earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from University of Perpetual Help Rizal, in Manila Philippines. She is a licensed Physical Therapist in both the state of New York and New Jersey with work experience since 2000. She is experienced in the treatment of neurological cases, musculoskeletal disease and orthopedic injuries. Her cheerful personality is a hit among patients and her co-workers. She has a knack for making anyone especially the patients comfortable and compliant with treatment.

Dhaval Talati, PT, MS


Dhaval Talati is a Licensed Physical Therapist for the State of New Jersey & New York. He earned his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration from Apollo Hospitals. He holds advance training and specialization in manual therapy and sports injuries. He is also a certified practitioner in Kinesio-Taping, Maitland mobilization and worker’s compensation cases. Dhaval is a dedicated practitioner who takes a holistic approach to his practice. He actively networks with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists.

Corrine Cabanilla, OTR/ L


Corrine Cabanilla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila Philippines. Her expertise includes treating school- aged children with developmental and behavioral problems, pediatric therapy and psychosocial disorders.

Diana Laudati, COTA


Diana Laudati earned her degree from Oklahoma City Community College with 4.0 GPA and nationally certified by the American Occupational Certification Board. She has 18 years of experience in acute rehab setting. She has lead and assisted in recreational group activities, fitness and wellness, relaxation techniques as well as Alzheimer’s programs. She also has ample experience in treatment of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurological conditions.

Vanessa Mejia


Vanessa Mejia is the Operations Manager of the Holsman family of clinics. She started as the Office Manager of the flagship clinic in Clifton and with the company’s growth, her duties and responsibilities also expanded. Her dedication and remarkable work ethics enables her to seamlessly handle day-to-day management and successfully liaison all the clinics operations.

Donald Ballesteros, PT


Donald Ballesteros earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from De La Salle University Health and Science Campus in Manila Philippines. He is a licensed physical therapist in both the state of New York and New Jersey and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Council for Hospital Physical Therapy Directors. With his vast experience, he was able to co-develop a comprehensive program for Safe Patient Handling, implement fall risk assessment programs and provide lectures and in-services on proper body mechanics and ergonomics.

Tiffany Joy Ocana, OTR/ L


Tiffany Joy Ocana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Cebu Doctor’s College in Manila Philippines. She has 8 years experience in acute, sub-acute and long term care with exemplary performance reviews and solid credentials including FIM assessment certification. She is well-versed in a broad range of OT programs, treatments and modalities as well as restoring functions and improving quality of life for disabled and injured patients.

Mona Lisa


Mona Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Cebu Doctors’ College, Philippines and gained over 10 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings in Northern NJ specializing in the areas of post-operative, orthopedic, sports and geriatric cases. She continues to polish her manual skills attending seminars and courses taught from the University of St. Augustine, Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy & Therapeutic Services, Inc. She can speak Tagalog, Spanish & Chinese and believes that there is something new to learn everyday. In her spare time she enjoys jogging, swimming & watching TV soap series but can’t live without her white rice and green tea.

Catherine A. Zambito, COTA


Catherine A. Zambito, COTA, is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with over 27 years of experience in physical disabilities and geriatrics in sub-acute, rehab and long term care settings. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses not limited to stroke, joint replacements, orthopedic injuries cardiac and dementia related disorders with an emphasis on returning her clients to the highest level of independence in activities of daily life. Catherine has an advanced knowledge of wheelchairs and positioning.

Norma Luna, Office Manager


Norma Luna is the new office manager at the Kearny office, with over seven years in customer service and office management. Having taken courses in hospitality management and business, Norma learned the importance of going the distance for the the client as well as the business.

“I am looking forward to growing with Holsman Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services and taking on the challenges of managing a successful office.”

Stefany Cano- Cuba, Office Manager


Stefany Cano- Cuba is the Office Manager for our Route 3 Clifton location. Her cheerful personality and eagerness to assist the patients is her best asset. Providing excellent customer service while maintaining an organized and well managed clinic is the goal she aims to meet everyday.

Karina Estrada, Office Manager


Karina Estrada is the office manager at the Rahway office, she has always had a passion for the healthcare field having completed courses in anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. Karina is excited to be part of Holsman Physical and Occupational Therapy and is ready to learn and take on any task.

Fritzie Penales-Cempron PT, DPT


Fritzie Penales-Cempron PT, DPT is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Cedar Grove location of Holsman Physical Therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy at Cebu Doctors’ University in Cebu City, Philippines and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida. She has over 12 years of combined clinical and management experience in the sub-acute, long term care, outpatient, and home care settings. Prior to directing the Cedar Grove location, she was a Director of Rehabilitation Services and was a Regional QA/Compliance Manager managing multiple facilities throughout the state of New Jersey .

Her exceptional skills and dedication enabled her to immediately attain top managerial positions while constantly providing significant improvements in the practice. Her management skills and keen attention to details has become a great asset to the company.

Michelle G. Encabo, MPA, PT, PTRP


Michelle G. Encabo or “Mitch” earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Perpetual Help Rizal, Manila Philippines and Master Degree in Public Administration at Emilio Aguinaldo College Post Graduate School, also in Manila Philippines. He is currently taking Doctor of Physical Therapy at Montana University. He has over 10 years of combined experience in physical therapy practice as well as the academe as faculty and physical therapy instructor. He continuously enrich knowledge of his profession by attending various seminars and continuing education lectures such as Neuroplasticity and Stroke Rehabilitation, Treatment of Shoulder Injuries a Manual Therapy Approach, Bobath Workshop for the Treatment of Movement Disorders and many more.

Carrel Lavina-Sese, OTR/ L


Carrel Lavina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Perpetual in Manila, Philippines. She has over 10 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy and geriatric sub-acute and long-term care. She’s constantly commended for her exemplar work ethics and ability to personally engage with the patients in a professional capacity. One patient’s testimony described her as instrumental in gaining her ability to be able walk independently again.

Whilma Maniti, PT


Whilma Maniti earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Angeles University Foundation and planning to get her doctorate degree in the future. She is licensed in both the state of New York and New Jersey with work experience since 1997 in a variety of clinical setting. Being a Physical Therapist enables her to fulfill her passion of serving and helping people. She believes that if you acknowledge God in all your ways, He shall direct your paths.

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